Engineer - Java



Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Systems Analyst/Engineer, Senior Programmer/Analyst

About This Opportunity

The Target Technology Services (TTS) team designs and creates innovative solutions for a variety of applications, platforms and environments. TTS not only gives Target a competitive advantage in the marketplace, but also enhances the guest experience through the smart use of technology in the retail industry.

As an Engineer in the Merchandising Solution Engineering team, you will design and develop innovative solutions that transform our applications and services for our core merchandising business areas. You will have opportunities to work on challenging projects and build highly scalable web applications and services that drive strategic business initiatives, like multi-channel integration, and Pricing, Promotions, Product Design, Assortment Planning Strategies.

As an Engineer, you’ll take the lead as you…

  • Perform a technical engineering leadership role on various projects within our core Merchandising platform
  • Create innovative solutions that will build and operate on a scale that supports key merchandising strategies
  • Drive Design, develop, test and deploy software or builds using a variety of development technologies and methodologies
  • Drive Engineering design throughout the project and platform life-cycle
  • Ensure architectural, infrastructure, operational, and security requirements are met
  • Participate in lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of platforms, applications and infrastructure services
  • Diagnose, isolate and de-bug software problems and perform problem resolution
  • Drive standards and best practices while collaborating with the team to promote re-use and develop consistent technical build processes
  • Drive technical quality, stability and scalability of solutions
  • Generate and preserve intellectual property associated with Merchandising applications


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years total work experience
  • Has in-depth knowledge of state-of-the art engineering technical approaches in design, build, testing, debugging problems as required by domain
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education

Qualified Candidates Will Bring

  • Expertise in Java/J2EE,Agile, Automation, continuous delivery, Restful services, Tomcat, Chef, Jenkins, Automated Testing frameworks(AUT)
  • Working knowledge of Object Oriented Design and Design Patterns
  • Experience in working with Relational Databases, Cassandra,
  • Working knowledge of web services and other integration patterns
  • Excellent Analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Exposure to Spring Framework
  • Hands-on experience with WebSphere Application and web severs
  • Experience in building large scale highly available Web Applications
  • Create Engineering Designs
  • Prior experience in the retail space

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